Born: 17th March 1889, Eye, Suffolk.

Died: 30th December 1917.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: R/1800

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, ‘Hood’ Battalion, Royal Naval Division.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of May Elizabeth Airey, 171, Woodville Road, Ipswich.




1891   Back Lane, Eye, Suffolk.


Percy was 2 years old and living with his parents.

Walter William Airey, 25, a Brewers Drayman, born Eye, Suffolk.

Ida Airey (nee Bullen), 24, born Hillsborough, Norfolk.


1901   Little Coggeshall, Essex.


Percy was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 35, a Brewers Labourer.

Ida, 34.

Edith Louisa Airey, 9, born Eye.

Aganes Kate Airey, 8, born Eye.

William Richard Airey, 4, born Eye.

Alice Margaret Airey, 1, born Eye.


1911   Whitton, Suffolk.


Percy was 22 years old, a Provision Hand – Grocery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 45, a Carman – Coal Company.

Ida, 44.

William, 14, a Grocer’s Errand Boy.

Alice, 11.

Mabel Dorothy Airey, 8, born Coggleshall, Essex.


In 1913, Ipswich, Percy married May Elizabeth Wheeler, born 1887, Ipswich.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary & St. Botolph Church, Whitton-cum-Thurleston, Suffolk.


The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy (RN). Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), a reserve of civilian volunteers founded in 1903.formed a vital reserve made up of formally retired Royal Navy, merchant navy and experience seafarers who were trained to support in a combatant roll.

‘Hood’ Battalion, Royal Naval Division

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